Posts Tagged ‘Libya’

Robbed at the Gaddafi’s London Mansion

Robbed at the Gaddafi's London Mansion

When I am old and grey and somebody asks me what was the most bizarre experience of my journalistic career, I will probably mention this day. I went out filming today with Rana Jawad, the BBC’s Tripoli correspondent who is in London at the moment. We decided to do a story about what is being […]


Postcard from Tripoli: Final Thoughts

Postcard from Tripoli: Final Thoughts

This is a photo of the theatre at Leptis Magna, one of Libya’s many undiscovered gems. My three week trip to the country with my colleagues, correspondent Mark Lowen, and shoot edit Ian Druce has come to an end. It coincided with a quiet time on the news front so we spent most of the […]


The Key Challenge Facing Libya in 2012

One of the stories we have been working in Libya, about the key challenge facing the country in the post Gaddafi era, went out on the BBC today. It focuses on the need to disarm the various militia that toppled the old regime and persuade them to integrate into a new national security force. If […]


Tripoli Zoo Still Facing An Uncertain Future

Libya is slowly returning to normal after the uprising that overthrew Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. One of the sites grinding back into action is Tripoli Zoo, which is hoping to re-open to the public in a few months time. But the battle is not over yet. Funding from international charities to feed the hundreds of birds […]


Libya Celebrates 60 Years of Independence

Libya Celebrates 60 Years of Independence

A few photos I took during celebrations in Tripoli, to mark 60 years since Libya gained it’s independence. It was the first time the 24th of December was marked in more than 40 years. During Muammar Gaddafi’s rule, the importance of the day was not recognized and only the 1969 date of his coup was […]


Postcard from Tripoli: Quiet on the Western Front

Postcard from Tripoli: Quiet on the Western Front

You get some beautiful sunsets in Tripoli. This is the view of the sun dipping below the horizon from our hotel along on the Corniche. The city seems to go on for miles but much of it appears run down. It does not strike you as the capital of a country that is rich in […]


Liberation Day In Libya

I made an unexpected visit to Libya this weekend to cover the country’s official liberation declaration for the BBC, following the death of Muammar Gaddafi. The event took place in the country’s second largest city, Benghazi, where the revolution against Gaddafi’s 42 year rule, began in February. It was held in a parade ground across […]


Benghazi’s Talented Street Artists

Benghazi's Talented Street Artists

Benghazi is buzzing. It feels like a city waking up from years of repression. Where ever you look you can find evidence of this. One of the best examples in the vast amount of street art. When Muammar Gaddafi was in power, his official portraits were everywhere. In Libya’s second largest city, artists have turned […]


The Day the Libyan Rebels Received Piles of Cash

I’ve been in Libya for the last week filming and producing for the BBC in Benghazi with correspondent Jon Leyne and producer Shaimaa Khalil. The trip has yielded some interesting surprises, including laying my eyes on a fortune in cash. On Wednesday evening we got a call from the British embassy telling us to be […]